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Discovering #urbanana!

Discover the urban jungle of western Germany

A little-known, unconventional but well-formed metropolis of 10 million stretches from the Rhineland to the Ruhr Area. Multi-faceted, eccentric, creative: we are forming a banana-shaped republic with hazy boundaries and so invite the pioneers free spirited to come join us.

Raw concrete and daisy chains, city activists and locals brimming with ideas, great festivals and small galleries, incompleteness and abundant good taste - #urbanana celebrates undiscovered spaces for expeditions free of hype. #urbanana is the forerunner of the renaissance of the western Germany. #urbanana is megalomanic and completely modest.

We home in on curiosity and zoom from Cologne, Düsseldorf and the Ruhr beyond the neighbours and into the streets and backyards until we, urban wanders, are knocking courageously at the doors of the movers and shakers, collectors and hunters, sisters in spirit and perhaps even friends.

The sound of #urbanana, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Sound of #urbanana

Werhahn-Linie in Düsseldorf, © Jan Dimog / The Link

Designing #urbanana

KIT - Kunst im Tunnel, © Oliver Franke, Tourismus NRW

Creating #urbanana

JuicyBeats Festival, © H&H Photographics

Celebrating #urbanana

Luftaufnahme vom Tetraeder auf einer Halde in Bottrop., © Dominik Ketz, Tourismus NRW e.V.

Brochures & magazines

#urbanana Fotomission, © Georg Hopp / Fänger der Zeit

#urbanana x EyeEm photocontest

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